Händel goes Wild Christina Pluhar

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  • Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759):
  • 1Sinfonia (From Alcina, HWV 34) [Arr. Pluhar]05:01
  • 2"Venti, turbini" (From Rinaldo, HWV 7b) [Arr. Pluhar]05:40
  • 3"O sleep, why dost thou leave me" (From Semele, HWV 58) [Arr. Pluhar]03:07
  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741):
  • 4Improvisation on Concerto for Strings in G Minor, RV 157: I. Allegro (Arr. Pluhar)04:14
  • Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759):
  • 5"Cara sposa" (From Rinaldo, HWV 7b)09:30
  • 6Semele, "Where'er you walk" (From Semele, HWV 58) [Arr. Pluhar]03:37
  • 7Sinfonia, "The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba" (From Solomon, HWV 67) [Arr. Pluhar]04:09
  • 8"Pena tiranna" (From Amadigi di Gaula, HWV 11) [Arr. Pluhar]06:36
  • 9"Piangerò la sorte mia" (From Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17) [Arr. Pluhar]05:37
  • Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger (1580 - 1651):
  • 10Canario (Arr. Pluhar)04:54
  • Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759):
  • 11"Verdi prati" (From Alcina, HWV 34) [Arr. Pluhar]03:45
  • 12"Tu del Ciel ministro eletto" (From Il trionfo del Tempo e della Verità, HWV 46b) [Arr. Pluhar]03:48
  • 13"Mi lusinga il dolce affetto" (From Alcina, HWV 34)06:38
  • 14Improvisation on "Lascia ch'io pianga" (From Rinaldo, HWV 7) [Arr. Duran & Turrisi]03:48
  • 15"Ombra mai fu" (From Serse, HWV 40) [Arr. Pluhar]05:02
  • Total Runtime01:15:26

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Lustvolle Improvisationen über ein Barockgenie: Händel Goes Wild mit Christina Pluhar und L’Arpeggiata: Nach ihrem hinreißend fantasievollen Blick auf Purcell, Monteverdi und andere frühbarocke Meister war es nur eine Frage der Zeit, bis sich Christina Pluhar und ihr Ensemble L’Arpeggiata auch dem Genie Händel mit ansteckender Improvisationsfreude widmen - mit dem Album Händel Goes wild.Auch diesmal gelingt Christina Pluhar ein mitreißender Dialog über die Jahrhunderte hinweg, der weit mehr als das pure Barockinstrumentarium einschließt. Verwandelte sie auf den vorangegangenen Alben den Barock in ein goldfarben glänzendes Folkfestival, so erwartet uns hier eine aufregend-farbenfrohe Händel-JamSession mit Jazz-Klarinette (Gianluigi Trovesi), Klavier und Schlagzeug neben historischen Violinen, Lauten, Cembalo sowie den Star-Gesangssolisten Núria Rial und Valer Sabadus.

Händel, selbst ein großer, geradezu „wilder“ Improvisator, zeigt sich als Seelenverwandter von Pluhar und ihrem Ensemble. Wie man weiß, suchte und fand er seine Einfälle stets im direkten Spiel am Cembalo, lotete in unerschöpflicher Kreativität alle harmonischen wie melodischen Möglichkeiten aus. Zu Pluhars Improvisationen über Highlights aus berühmten Händel-Opern und -Oratorien gesellt sich ein Vivaldi-Konzert, das seinerseits Händel inspirierte.

Céline Scheen, Sopran
Valer Sabadus, Countertenor
Gianluigi Trovesi, Klarinette
Christina Pluhar, Theorbe & Leitung

Christina Pluhar
After studying guitar in her home city of Graz, Christina Pluhar graduated in lute with Toyohiko Sato at the Hague Conservatoire. She was awarded with the 'Diplôme Supérieur de Perfectionnement' at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Hopkinson Smith. Then she studied with Mara Galassi at the Scuola Civica di Milano.

In 1992 she won the 1st Prize in the International Old Music Competition of Malmö with the ensemble La Fenice.

She lives in Paris since 1992, where she performs as a soloist and continuo player in prestigious festivals with famous groups such as La Fenice, Concerto Soave, Accordone, Elyma, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Ricercar, Akademia, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, Concerto Köln, and in ensembles directed by René Jacobs, Ivor Bolton, Alessandro di Marchi. Her repertoire includes solo and continuo works from the 16th to 18th centuries for Renaissance lute, Baroque guitar, archlute, theorbo and Baroque harp.

Since 1993 she gives master classes at Graz University, as well as baroque harp classes at the Conservatoire of The Hague since 1999.

In 2000 she founded the Arpeggiata ensemble. For ten years Christina and her Ensemble have been recording CDs as La Tarantella, All’Improvviso, Los Impossibles, Teatro d’amore and playing all over Europe.

She devotes a lot of time to the Ensemble L’Arpeggiata, as she is not only conductor and musician on stage, but she builds the programs herself and spends a lot of time doing researches too, necessary preliminary work to L’Arpeggiata’s concerts and CDs.

In 2010, she was celebrating the 10th birthday of the Ensemble she created with numerous concerts in France and Europe.

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